Special Events

Thursday, June 6

Children's Demonstration Class with Ruth Alperson

Thursday, June 6 • 2:00–3:00pm
Wilder Main

Observe Keynote Presenter and Dalcroze expert Ruth Alperson (Diplome Superieur) teach a song that the children will enjoy learning. While the children move and sing, they will embody the concept of “phrase,” eventually transitioning from moving the phrase to freely "notating" the phrase.

All Conference Picnic & Underground Railroad Center Event

Thursday, June 6 • 6:00pm
Underground Railroad Center

Join us at the Oberlin Gasholder Building to enjoy an all-conference picnic. We’ll also experience a newly-commissioned, site-specific work by dance and theater artists Desmond Davis and Robin Pease. Along with the performance, representatives from the Oberlin Underground Railroad Center will give a brief presentation on the history of the space and its connection with the Underground Railroad.

A variety of dining choices will be available, including vegan and gluten-free options.

Friday, June 7

Baroque Dancing

Friday, June 7 • 2:00–3:00pm
Wilder Main

Dr. Qin Ying Tan, Lecturer in Harpsichord at Baldwin Wallace University, leads a session on Baroque dance. Wear comfortable clothes with socks or slippers and come ready to get down, Baroque style!

Dalcroze Society of America General Meeting

Friday, June 7 • 4:30–5:30pm
Wilder Main

Hosted by the Dalcroze Society of America Board of Trustees, this meeting and presentation is your chance to learn about our organization and make your voice heard. The meeting will include a special message from the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze. All are welcome to attend.

Keynote & Lifetime Achievement Award

With special introductory Locomotors performance

Friday, June 7 • 6:00pm
Finney Chapel

Conference Banquet

Friday, June 7, immediately following Keynote

Please note that the banquet is a ticketed event ($49). Tickets can be purchased when registering. Attendees receive two drink tickets, and a variety of dining choices will be available, including vegan and gluten-free options.

Bringing a guest? Reserve an additional banquet ticket here.

Saturday, June 8

Children's Demonstration Class with Cynthia Lilley

Saturday, June 8 • 3:15–4:15pm
Wilder Main

Closing Reception

Saturday, June 8 • 4:15–5:00pm
Wilder Main

Schedule subject to change.